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Vauhti Quick Glides

Post by Montana » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:59 pm

I purchased a set of Vauhti Quick Glide waxes from the Vauhti booth at the Birkie Expo. The set has a cleaner, base prep, and three waxes: LF Polar, LF Mid and HF Mid. These are all liquids and do not require ironing in. Apply, let dry thoroughly, cork in the LF Polar, LF Mid or HF Mid then brush.

I used them while classic skiing at ABR last Saturday. They seemed quite good. I plan to use them for the Rendezvous Race in West Yellowstone this Saturday, also while skiing the 25 Km Classic.

Does anyone here have experience with these waxes?
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Re: Vauhti Quick Glides

Post by Mark M » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:37 pm

I have used HF and UF liquids quite much and they are pretty good option especially when traveling. Usually I prepare training skis with basic LF waxes and apply HF or UF when snow is quite wet. Leaving them to dry overnight before corking makes them last quite well.
They don't seem to dry the ski base too much but they contain pretty strong solvents and should be applied outside or in very well ventilated area.

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Re: Vauhti Quick Glides

Post by Montana » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:16 am

Thanks Mark.
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Re: Vauhti Quick Glides

Post by Montana » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:17 pm

Skied the Rendezvous Race 25 Km Classic. I gotta say the Vauhti Quik Glides were wonderful. Skis were very quick and smooth on downhills accelerated nicely. While I'm not an elite skier this 70 yo guy felt a joy flying past othe classic skiers on downhills. If the Vauhti grips perform as well I might soon be a convert.
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Re: Vauhti Quick Glides

Post by PenokeeRanger » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:36 pm

Now that you’ve had the Vauhti liquid glides a while, how are they performing?

I recently moved to an apartment and don’t have access to a wax bench like I used to. I’m thinking of adding some liquid glides to my wax box.

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Re: Vauhti Quick Glides

Post by Montana » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:16 am

PenokeeRanger wrote:Now that you’ve had the Vauhti liquid glides a while, how are they performing?

I recently moved to an apartment and don’t have access to a wax bench like I used to. I’m thinking of adding some liquid glides to my wax box.
I still use them and find them very good. Others may have differing opinions. Skied the Birkie last week on LF Mid covered with HF Mid. Glide was good the entire race but icing of my classic wax definitely caused problems.

One can most likely get better glide with a complex hot wax/scrap/top coat wax job but for everyday use I think Vauhti Liquid Glides are fine.
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Re: Vauhti Quick Glides

Post by PenokeeRanger » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:54 am

Good. That’s pretty much the biggest event I’ll be a part of and was concerned about longevity during the longer distance. I skied another 11mi yesterday on the same wax (hot Toko recomm) I had for the Birkie and just started to deterioration in the wax job. So the liquid should be plenty.

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